AdSense have today announced their long awaited Video Units.
This is what ProBlogger broke the news about last week. It allows you to get video content for your blog with an embedded ad using YouTube ‘partner content’ on your blog.
Basically you set up a video unit to run on your blog and either choose a category of video to be targeted to your blog, select a content provider to provide the video or leave it completely up to AdSense and Youtube to do it for you. You also get to customize the video unit to blend into your site in terms of color and size.
The AdSense blog say that you can log into your AdSense account to start using this – but I’m yet to see the option yet so haven’t yet tested it – but it looks like a useful option that will suit those of you wanting to play with video.
The only negative that I see is that you can’t choose specific video to show on your blog. You can target videos from one provider – but it could end up serving anything from that provider.
Here’s how an AdSense Video Unit looks:
Update – Turns out that this is only available for US publishers with sites in English